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This mesmerizing, lyrical debut explores the lives of Haitian families aspiring to escape hardship and an earthquake’s devastation.

Caught Up

Author of the mega–best seller B-More Careful (350,000 sales) is back with an irresistible hard-boiled crime story.

Black Music

The long-awaited reissue of the sequel to Amiri Baraka’s seminal work, BLUES PEOPLE, and latest selection in the AkashiClassics Renegade Reprint Series. This collection of essays by Amiri Baraka/LeRoi Jones includes a new introduction by the author and Q&A by Calvin Reid.

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Upcoming Events

Michael Zadoorian — Pages Bookshop, Detroit, MI

12/10/19, 6:00pm

Panel: The Many Paths to Publication. Publication is a tricky business. This panel will discuss the myriad ways authors have found an audience, from self-publication to indie presses to major New York publishing houses. The panel will also discuss how to identify when a work is ready to submit, strategies for working past rejection, and […]

Alexis Fleisig & Johnny Temple—Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library, Washington, DC

12/10/19, 7:00pm

Soulside’s Alexis Fleisig and Johnny Temple present Soulside, Washington, DC, 1986-1989 in conversation at the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library. Moderated by Mike Paarlberg.

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